Robin Mason

Professor Robin Mason confirmed as Dean from October 1

Business School appoints new Dean

The appointment of Professor Robin Mason as Dean was announced today by the University of Exeter Business School. Professor Mason will take up the role from October 1, having been Acting Dean since May 1.

Robin Mason joined the Business School as Professor of Economics in 2009, having previously been the Eric Roll Professor of Economics and Head of Economics at the University of Southampton. He gained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the UK Competition Commission and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

His academic research concentrates on how firms respond strategically to uncertainty; and, more broadly, the incentives faced by economic agents in situations when they have imperfect information about their environment. While his research is theoretical in nature, it is motivated by the applied problems that he encounters while advising regulators and companies. In particular, much of his work is based on situations he has encountered when thinking about the communications and media industries. He has acted as advisor to a number of regulators, both in the UK and internationally; to the Prime Minister of Mauritius on competition policy; and to a number of private-sector companies.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Mason said “Now is a particularly exciting time for the School as it has recently undergone a period of significant growth and investment. I hope to be able to help the Business School to embrace the key challenges that face the sector in the coming years, and look forward to even greater achievements by the School in the future.”

Date: 29 September 2011

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